How Do Farmers Produce So Many Turkeys for One Day?Plus, how did turkey makes its way onto the holiday menu?
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (But Didn't Learn Because You Grew Up in China)Despite the one-child policy, millions of Chinese citizens don't know how to have sex without getting pregnant.
Why Did William F. Buckley Jr. Talk Like That?The origins of his "preposterously mellifluous" voice.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Paul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
Monster Kids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.